A few weeks ago on Twitter a concerned and hard working woman was talking about her job training future social workers and she used the phrase a “privilege to work with their minds and values before they are set free into practice”. This made me think about those social workers in training, their aspirations and hopes for the future. Their yearning to make a difference in the world and their thirst to do good.
It also made me wonder at what point their training includes treating parents of disabled children and adults as if they are a blot on the landscape? At what point are social workers told to ignore parents, belittle them, bully them and make sure that their wishes are ignored? At what point are they taught to act as if the words of the parents are simply white noise?
I certainly can’t imagine the woman on Twitter…
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